Man Accused Of Beating Homeless Man In Port Authority Station Sought By NYPD

Homless beat suspect
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By WCBS Newsradio 880

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Police are looking for the person who attacked a 71-year-old homeless man at the 42nd Street subway station between 7th and 8th avenues Monday afternoon.

According to police, the suspect got into a verbal dispute with the victim around 3:30 p.m.

The incident escalated and the suspect began to beat him with a belt and buckle, police said.

The suspect then punched and kicked the victim multiple times causing him to fall to the groundThe victim was taken to NYC Health & Hospitals/Bellevue to be treated for cuts to his face and head.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477.